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Bachelor in Leisure and Events Management

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2020  (English)
February 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
February 2022  (English)
September 2022  (English)
February 2023  (English)
Bachelor in Leisure and Events Management at NHL Stenden

Program description

If you want to be running Disneyland instead of visiting it, the Leisure & Events Management programme is your kind of bachelor's programme. Students that will thrive here are curious, creative, enterprising, and born organisers. Work on real-life projects during this 4-year course, while learning everything there is to know about the multi-billion-euro leisure industry. 

In this industry, no day is ever the same. You will be responsible for all kinds of tasks, from coordinating events to booking concerts for a large pop music venue, all while communicating at all levels of the organisation. After graduating, you have earned a ticket to management, policy-making or consultancy in the world of sports, media, recreation, and arts and culture.  

In addition to great career opportunities, you may also specialise by pursuing a master's degree in International Leisure, Tourism & Events Management. To ensure high-quality education, we have three professorships of applied sciences that are connected to this course, providing the latest research and data to our students. 

The perfect Leisure student has inspiring ideas about the future of sustainable leisure, while at the same time grasping the strategic level as well. You also enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams, which is the nature of the game and which is also reflected in the programme. 

The course has a strong focus on sustainability and future developments in the industry. Being at the forefront of the industry, we have been awarded a quality label and Distinction for Sustainable Development by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). 

Admission requirements

Academic Requirements

To be admitted to one of the bachelor programmes you have to meet certain admission requirements. NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences recognises the following general international qualifications:  

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • High School diploma or graduation statement (see below) from an accredited institution.
  • Four GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level passes (final grade A, B or C) and two ‘AS’ level passes. These six passes combined must all be in different subjects.
  • Associate, bachelor's or master's degree.

Furthermore, some of our bachelor programmes demand additional entry requirements.

If you are a Vietnamese student, you may use a graduation statement from your educational institution as a temporary solution in case you are set to receive your diploma after the application deadline. A valid diploma must always be provided before the start of the study programme.  

Language Requirements

All non-EEA applicants are required to submit an English proficiency test with their application. Exceptions are made for students, who have had their preparatory education in a country where English is the official working and educational language. The language requirements for EEA students are the same as for Dutch students. If your diploma is listed here, the additional English language test is not required.

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences accepts four kinds of official language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, and TOEIC.

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 for each skill).
  • TOEFL 550 (paper based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet based). Original test results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to NHL Stenden. The TOEFL institution code for NHL Stenden is 9215.
  • Cambridge ESOL score FCE-C (169, or higher).
  • TOEIC 670 (Listening and Reading) and 290 (Speaking and Writing).

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Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the bachelor’s degree in Leisure and Events Management at NHL Stenden in the Netherlands are:

  • September start:
    • EU students = €2,143 
    • Non-EU students = €8,350


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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

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NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rengerslaan 8
8917 DD Leeuwarden
The Netherlands

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